Melanie Lamont Counselling
Person centred counselling is based on the belief that healing and growth comes from within yourself, with the help of a supportive relationship from a counsellor where you are listened to in an empathic, non-judgemental and caring way.
Counselling offers you a confidential space to talk about your worries. Often certain life events can make us feel low and may lead to depression, or anxiety from conflict at home or work, family issues with relationship problems or sadness when someone we are close to is ill or has died.
Counselling can help you change the way you see things, help you change the way you think and feel about things and then the opportunity to change the way you
are affected by them.
About Melanie Lamont
Person Centred Counsellor
I have a Post-Graduate diploma in Person Centred Counselling from the University of Aberdeen and a certificate for working with children and young people from the University of Strathclyde. I have counselling experience in a GP practice and also a secondary school before starting my private practice, seeing clients who have many different issues from anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, drug and alcohol misuse, and grief.
My background is in healthcare and I worked for many years in radiography (specialising in mammography) both in the UK and overseas. On returning, I volunteered with local charities supporting families with young children and also a cancer support service which led me to seek a way to develop a deeper understanding in how to help people more personally.
I am a registered member of both COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Statement of Ethics which sets out a Code of Practice whereby clients are seen within a defined framework and agreed boundaries.
Often certain obstacles are in our way which seem to be holding us back in life.
Issues from the past which have not been addressed may affect how you see your present. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled so having the opportunity to talk confidentially may help you find better ways to address the issues which are standing in your way.
I believe in walking alongside you as you make changes at your own pace; not pushing you forward or pulling you along. When you share your problems with someone who cares, you can feel calmer and more able to think clearly.
It's good to talk.
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